Finding Father Christmas

Synopsis: Christmas for Miranda is a painful reminder of the family she never had. Her mother died when she was young, never revealing the identity of her father. But, three days before Christmas, she unexpectedly receives a clue as to his whereabouts that takes her to a beautiful New England town where she meets Ian, a young man who helps with her search. As the clues lead to her father's identity and Miranda discovers the possibility of love with Ian, she learns that her father lived in the small town and now she knows his family (her brother and her biological father's wife). She faces a terrible decision. Should she share the truth and risk losing the family she has just found, or leave and keep the secret forever? This Christmas promises to be life-changing for Miranda with a new chance at life and love.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Terry Ingram
Production: Father Xmas Films Inc.
84 min



'I do not wish to see it.'

'Conduct me home

and haunt me no more.'

'Scrooge, what you see

are only shadows'

of the things that have been.

They are what they are.

Cannot be changed.

Scrooge turned

to look at the ghost.

He could see..

...that they were parts

of all of the faces

that had shown him

from his past.

Spirit, remove me.

I cannot bear it.

Soon, Scrooge was conscious

of being exhausted and..

(Eve on PA)

'And overcome

by an irresistible drowsiness'

'and further of being back

in to his own bedroom.'

'He barely had time to reel

to his bed before he sank'

'into a heavy sleep.'

Awaking later to the sound

of his clock as it struck 1:00.

(Eve and Miranda)

Scrooge could see

a ghostly light

from the adjoining room.

'He got up softly'

'and shuffled to the door.'

Peeping around the door,

he heard a blooming voice.

I am the Ghost Of Christmas



Come in and know me better, man.

[audience gasping]

[intense music]



The snowflakes

are on the ground

And Christmas

is in the air..


'Yes, the furniture

will be on the truck'

first thing in the morning,

we'll have the units staged

and ready to show by lunch hour.

People will be standing

in line to sign a lease.

Great, great.

I'll have my assistant e-mail

over the contract.

No, thank you.

And call Kevin in the warehouse.

Make sure there's

a truck standing by

first thing in the morning.

Where is he going?

Garber's new building on Fifth.

I just closed the deal to stage

all three condo floor plans.

I thought he already

turned us down.

Annie, what's the first rule

of staging any new home?

Let the potential buyer

see themself in the home.

Which is why I told Garber

we will put a Christmas tree

in all the model units.

Nothing says

welcome to your new home

like that fresh holiday smell.



Oh, could you ask Mr. Turner

if we can push back that meeting

by a few hours?

The folks from Portland

are in town

and I told them

we could have lunch.

Speaking of Mr. Turner,

he wanted me to remind you

about his Christmas party

on Saturday.

- Is that this Saturday?

- Well, yeah.

I mean, with Christmas only

a week away and all.

Um, tell him

I will let him know.

The Sandlers called again about

Christmas dinner at their house.

I will let them know.

Your building super

wants to know

what you're gonna bring

to the holiday potluck

this year.

You'll let him know. Right?

Hey, I will let them know.

I just, I have a lot

on my plate right now.

It's Christmas, Miranda.

Y-you're supposed to celebrate.

Give thanks, exchange gifts, eat

too much, wear ugly sweaters.

Annie, I appreciate

what you're trying to say

but I have work to do.

Speaking of which,

are there any messages

that aren't about Christmas?

Um, a guy named

Rick Torrance called.

He said it was important and

wants to talk to you right away.

Doesn't ring a bell. If he calls

back, find out what he wants?

Will do.

And so there I am with

a room full of third graders

so distracted, they can

barely stay in their seats.

Not that I can blame them.

- It's almost Christmas.

- Yeah?

Thank goodness, there's only

one more day to the break.

Though, I'm not exactly

looking forward

to flying for the holidays.

No, you'll have a good time

with your folks.

What about you?

Any plans this year?

Um, yeah, yeah.

Um, I'll-I'll probably

just catch up on work.

You mean, like last year.

And the year before that.

Okay, why is everyone

suddenly so concerned

with my Christmas plans?

Because, my dear,

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Robin Jones Gunn

Robin Jones Gunn is the best-selling, award-winning Christian author of over 100 books, including the Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen series for teen girls as well as the Glenbrooke series and the Sisterchicks series. Robin's non-fiction titles are "Praying For Your Future Husband", "Spoken For" and "Victim of Grace". Her books have sold over 5.5 million copies worldwide. She is best known for the characters in the Christy Miller series that now continue in '"Christy &Todd: The College Years", "Christy & Todd: The Married Years", "Christy & Todd: The Baby Years" and the "Katie Weldon" series. In 2007 she received the Christy Award for her novel "Sisterchicks in Gondolas".In November 2016, a television film adaptation of the first two novels in her Christmas series, "Finding Father Christmas" and "Engaging Father Christmas", was broadcast on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, as Finding Father Christmas, starring Erin Krakow and Niall Matter. At the time of broadcast, the film was both the highest rated and the most watched premier in the network's history. Gunn also published an ebook ("How My Book Became A Movie:A True Story") detailing her experiences of the process, from the origins of the novel into the film's production. A sequel to the film, entitled Engaging Father Christmas was confirmed by Hallmark on May 9, 2017 and began filming in June 2017. The film premiered Hallmark Movies & Mysteries in November 2017. Gunn also appears as an extra in both films, alongside her agent. A third film in the series, entitled Marring Father Christmas will premiere on the channel on November 4, 2018. more…

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